Politics & Government

City agrees to settle EEOC complaint against sheriff's department

The city of Columbus has agreed to pay $26,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit against the sheriff’s department, rather than fight the issue in court, according to city records.

A resolution will come before Columbus Council tomorrow authorizing the mayor, city attorney, finance director and the Muscogee County Sheriff to pay $26,393.80, which includes $7,000.00 in attorney fees, to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint by sheriff’s Lt. Pamela L. Brown against the department.

The resolution says Council discussed the matter and “agreed to a settlement in lieu of further litigation or trial.”